Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Volcanic Plateau landforms

The Volcanic Plateau stretches from the Bay of Plenty coast to south of Ruapehu. The region’s landforms have been formed by volcanic activity, which has produced volcanoes, massive calderas occupied by lakes, hot springs, mud pools and steaming mountainsides. To the east the Plateau is bounded by the greywacke ranges of the main divide; to the west it is edged by the western uplands, mostly sedimentary rocks.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geology and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/15133/volcanic-plateau-landforms (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015